Probiotics are particularly popular due to their ability to help keep harmful microorganisms in check, promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria, support a healthy digestive tract and aid in digestion and nutrient absorption. Among many health benefits, taking probiotics helps boost one’s mood, reduces anxiety, manages the body’s stress, improves cognitive functions, supports weight management, enhances antimicrobial activity and increases greater sports performance.
Prebiotics are indigestible carbohydrates that essentially serve as food for the healthy bacteria in the gut, which ferment these fibers. A by-product of the fermentation is short-chain fatty acids such as butyrate, which fuels the immune system, signals the release of key appetite-suppressing hormones and protects the brain and nervous system.
What: BioTrust Pro-X10 (prebiotics and probiotics), Elixa (probiotics)
How Much: Pro-X10 is intended for daily use, while Elixa should be used once every 2-3 months.